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Chemical properties of forest soils

Author(s):

Michael C. Amacher

Year:

2007

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

In: Forest health monitoring: 2005 national technical report. General Technical Report SRS-104. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Description

Why Is Soil Chemistry Important? The soil quality indicator was initially developed as a tool for assessing the current status of forest soil resources and predicting potential changes in soil properties. Soil chemistry data can be used to diagnose tree vigor and document the deposition of atmospheric pollutants (e.g., acid rain). This chapter focuses on two chemical properties of the soil: soil pH and effective cation exchange capacity (ECEC).

Citation

Perry, Charles H.; Amacher, Michael C. 2007. Chemical properties of forest soils. In: Forest health monitoring: 2005 national technical report. General Technical Report SRS-104. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. (pages 59-66)

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